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Vera Lynn The Ultimate Collection (2-CD)

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Vera Lynn: The Ultimate Collection (2-CD)

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Article properties: Vera Lynn: The Ultimate Collection (2-CD)

  • Interpret: Vera Lynn

  • Album titlle: The Ultimate Collection (2-CD)

  • Label CASTLE

  • Year of publication 1998
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5016073055422

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Lynn, Vera - The Ultimate Collection (2-CD) CD 1
01 I Hope To Die If I Told Y Vera Lynn
02 Long Ago (& Far Away) Vera Lynn
03 Symphony Vera Lynn
04 Do You Ever Dream Of Tomm Vera Lynn
05 Nightingale Sang In Berkl Vera Lynn
06 Yours Vera Lynn
07 That Lovely Weekend Vera Lynn
08 Who's Taking You Home Ton Vera Lynn
09 My Dreams Are Getting Bet Vera Lynn
10 I Couldn't Sleep A Wink L Vera Lynn
11 With All My Heart Vera Lynn
12 Shine On Harvest Moon Vera Lynn
13 I Had The Craziest Dream Vera Lynn
14 White Cliffs Of Dover Vera Lynn
15 Be Like The Kettle & Sing Vera Lynn
16 When The Lights Go On Aga Vera Lynn
17 Jealousy Vera Lynn
18 Close To You Vera Lynn
19 It's Like Old Times Vera Lynn
20 There's A New World Over Vera Lynn
21 More & More Vera Lynn
22 Cinderella Stay In My Arm Vera Lynn
23 Harbour Lights Vera Lynn
24 Bells Of St Mary's Vera Lynn
25 Mexicali Rose Vera Lynn
Lynn, Vera - The Ultimate Collection (2-CD) CD 2
01 Wishing Vera Lynn
02 We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn
03 Goodnight Children Everyw Vera Lynn
04 It's A Lovely Day Tomorro Vera Lynn
05 I'll Pray For You Vera Lynn
06 We Three (My Echo My Shad Vera Lynn
07 For Sweethearts Everywher Vera Lynn
08 I Could Never Tell Vera Lynn
09 How Green Was My Valley Vera Lynn
10 Where In The World? Vera Lynn
11 Someone's Rocking My Drea Vera Lynn
12 Who Am I? Vera Lynn
13 Please Think Of Me Vera Lynn
14 Anniversary Waltz Vera Lynn
15 You'll Never Know Vera Lynn
16 You're Breaking My Heart Vera Lynn
17 London I Love Vera Lynn
18 I've Heard That Song Befo Vera Lynn
19 Over The Hill Vera Lynn
20 Only Forever Vera Lynn
21 After A While Vera Lynn
22 Coming Home Vera Lynn
23 I Shall Be Waiting Vera Lynn
24 Maybe (Edited Version) Vera Lynn
25 Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn. Star. Perhaps a modest description of the ever modest Dame Vera Lynn, but she... more
"Vera Lynn"

Vera Lynn. Star. Perhaps a modest description of the ever modest Dame Vera Lynn, but she needs no more superlatives than that. She has bridged generations like few artists before or since. Half a century ago, you could buy her records on the Crown label over the counter at Woolworths for pence; in 1997, she appeared alongside the Spice Girls to launch the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.  There is one more adjective we can use to describe Dame Vera, and that is 'International'. How better to describe the woman whose concerts took her all over the world in both war and peace time, and whose British recording of a German song, Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart, topped the American Record Charts in 1952. 

Vera Margaret Welch was born in East Ham on March 20, 1917 the youngest of two children. Like a lot of future entertainers, she had a background in the business. Her father acted as the dance M.C. at the local Working Mens Club, her Uncle George had a song and dance act with his sister, her Grandma sang, and her Aunt played the piano at family get-togethers at which everyone got to do their turn. Those get-togethers, coupled with frequent family visits to the club and outings with friends to the local theatre led a neighbour, Pat Barry, to take an interest. Pat, who sang and tap-danced on the local circuits told Vera's parents that their daughter should widen her talents with some dancing as she was good enough to appear as an act. Dancing was fine enough for Vera, and though no budding Ginger Rogers she had sufficient ability. However her billing in the clubs as 'distinctive child vocalist' says it all. This was in 1924 when Vera was 7 years old and for the next four years she probably cornered the market in 'Daddy' songs as she sang in talent shows in cinemas and halls, of which there were plenty in the east of London. At the age of eleven, Vera Welch adopted her grandmother's maiden name, joined Madame Harris's Kracker Kabaret Kids, and Vera Lynn was born.

Madame Harris's juvenile entourage learned and rehearsed their routines at the Salvation Army hut in East Ham with enough success to ensure bookings on a regular basis - more so during the school holidays. Vera's early dancing lessons helped and by the age of fourteen, when she left school, she took over the troupe for a year. One day's work in a button factory was all the experience outside the world of show business that Vera needed and for the next twelve months she continued to find work not only with the Kids but as a solo spot too. Several of the troupe also went on to further fortune and fame; Leslie Day who was billed as the 14-year-old Wonder Voice Boy Soprano was one, and Madame Harris's daughter, Doreen, became a noted vocalist in her own right eventually marrying bandleader Leon Cortez.

The next step up the ladder in Vera's career occurred a year later when--at the age of fifteen--she appeared in a cabaret spot at Poplar Baths where she was heard by band leader Howard Baker and offered a job as his vocalist. Baker was actually the leader of many bands. So successful was he as a trumpet playing band leader in the Twenties that he formed an agency to provide additional bands--all bearing the Howard Baker name--for dancing and dining, works functions, private functions, weddings, birthdays and--who knows--possibly even wakes. Vera spent two years with Baker apart from a very brief spell when she tried out with the Billy Cotton Band. She was with Cotton less than two weeks before he sent her back home. An audition with Henry Hall at the BBC also led nowhere. The two big names of the Thirties had turned her down, but Vera pressed on with her career

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